Victoria's Upper House has passed legislation to introduce historic laws to allow doctor-assisted dying. The bill will return to the Lower House next week for ratification before becoming law. So, once in place, how is it going to work? Voluntary assisted dying will only be available to Victorians who are over the age of 18 and are capable of making decisions. They must be suffering from an incurable illness, which causes intolerable suffering, and be expected to live for less than six months.
The children at Dinjerra Primary School in Braybrook, in Melbourne's west, are an enthusiastic group of readers. Eight-year-old Trinh Khahn Kim Cao says her favourite books are non-fiction, and she does not like the easy ones. Her classmate, Esthanth Bosala, works through his own book with a little help. "Mr Michael helps me if I'm somewhere stuck, he helps me to read," he says.
Nell Butler was 13 years old in 1989 when she was repeatedly sexually abused after fleeing family violence. When she reported her rape to the police, they did not go after the offender. Instead, they charged her with being exposed to moral danger and sent her to Winlaton Girls' Training Centre.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".